Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings

"A true story of obsession and murder."
  • R
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.5  (35,264)
  • 65

Kill Your Darlings is a 2013 biographical drama film debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival. It is sent in the early 1940s, and tells the story of the dramatic events surrounding the mysterious murder of David Kammerer by Lucien Carr. The movie revolves around key iconic figures of the New York City Beat Generation, including Alan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William S. Burroughs. The movie explores the themes of literary boundaries and creative journeys undertaken my the main characters. It offers a close look at the personalities that helped shape, define and develop the Beat Generation and create the many works of literature emerging from it, changing the world they lived in and being changed by the times they were living in. Starting from Alan Ginsberg's disillusionment and dissatisfaction with the world around him and proceeding through their journey of self-discovery and change in the wake of Kammerer's murder, the film offers a close look not only at the characters themselves, but also at the events that helped change them.

Kill Your Darlings
Library
Library

Clip - 1 min 22 sec

Meeting
Meeting

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Party
Party

Clip - 1 min 34 sec

Boating
Boating

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Kill Your Darlings
Kill Your Darlings

Trailer - 2 min 4 sec

Description
Kill Your Darlings is a 2013 biographical drama film debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival. It is sent in the early 1940s, and tells the story of the dramatic events surrounding the mysterious murder of David Kammerer by Lucien Carr. The movie revolves around key iconic figures of the New York City Beat Generation, including Alan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William S. Burroughs.

The movie explores the themes of literary boundaries and creative journeys undertaken my the main characters. It offers a close look at the personalities that helped shape, define and develop the Beat Generation and create the many works of literature emerging from it, changing the world they lived in and being changed by the times they were living in.

Starting from Alan Ginsberg's disillusionment and dissatisfaction with the world around him and proceeding through their journey of self-discovery and change in the wake of Kammerer's murder, the film offers a close look not only at the characters themselves, but also at the events that helped change them.

Kill Your Darlings is a 2013 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 65.

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  • Release Date
    2013
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 44 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (35,264)
  • Metascore
    65